US-based distributorWellspring has acquired all worldwide rights excluding the US, Canada and theCaribbean Basin to Helen Stickler's acclaimed documentary Stoked: The RiseAnd Fall Of Gator.

The film charts thetumultuous career of 1980s skateboarding legend Mark 'Gator'Rogowski, whose rise from local hero to international superstar ended ininfamy.

The deal was negotiated by Sticklerand Irwin M Rappaport.

'Stoked is exactly thekind of film we look for to sell internationally, Marie Therese Guirgis,Wellspring's head of acquisitions, said in a statement.

'It's a kinetic,smart and universally appealing film from a director who will go far.'

Stoked opened theatrically in New York on Aug 22 andWellspring will immediately begin international licensing.